The Frontier Moves West as Indians Lose Homeland

The Battle of Fallen Timbers was the culminating event that demonstrated the tenacity of the American people in their quest for western expansion and the struggle for dominance in the Old Northwest Territory. The events resulted in the dispossession of American Indian tribes and a loss of colonial territory for the British military and settlers.

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The Battle

The Battle of Fallen Timbers

In 1794, the Battle of Fallen Timbers became the decisive point for resolving U.S. jurisdiction of the Old Northwest Territory.

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Fort Miamis

Fort Miamis

The British Army constructed Fort Miamis in spring 1794 to hold the Maumee Valley and stop General Wayne’s advances towards Detroit.

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The War of 1812

The War of 1812

The War of 1812 finally settled the boundary and jurisdictional disputes of Lake Erie and the Northwest Territory.

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